Deployment




Using SCRA to break a vehicle lease.

Using SCRA To Break A Vehicle Lease

The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a great law that provides protections so that military members do not suffer extraordinary financial hardship as a…



Navy Federal Drops Foreign Transaction Fees

Navy Federal Drops Foreign Transaction Fees

In a long-overdue move, Navy Federal Credit Union removed foreign transaction fees from their credit card accounts in January.  This is super news for the…


Navy Federal Credit Union

NFCU Issuing New Credit Cards

A friend who works for Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) just told me that I should be expecting new credit cards in the mail relatively…


Army kids

Army, Kids & Deployment: $50 Survey

If you’re an Army spouse with children currently ages 3 to 7 years old, researchers at Wayne State University would like your input into a…


Government travel card.

Travel Reg Changes Affect Long Trips

If your job sends you on long-term temporary duty, changes to the travel regulations will impact your reimbursements, especially when that temporary duty (TDY) exceeds…


Imminent danger pay area

Imminent Danger Pay Areas Revised

Effective 1 June 2014, there is a revision to the list of approved areas the areas for which troops are eligible to receive Imminent Danger…


APO shipping

Free APO/FPO Shipping From Hickory Farms

Mmmmm, who doesn’t love a good summer sausage?  If you are looking for a good gift to send downrange or overseas, consider that Hickory Farms…


Operation Purple retreat

Operation Purple Family Retreat

Has someone in your family returned from a deployment within the last year?  Then you are eligible to apply for the National Military Family Association…



Power of Attorney

Powers of Attorney

If you’ve ever sat through a pre-deployment legal brief, you’ve heard the mandate:  Make sure your spouse (or whomever is handling your financial affairs) has…


Free books for military kids.

Free Books for Military Families

Wow!  What an awesome silver lining!  Just today, I discovered that MilitaryOneSource had discontinued their popular free book program, and then I discover that Operation…



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Special Pays: Pro-Rated or Whole Month

I’ve had a few questions lately regarding which special pays are paid by the month, and which ones are pro-rated by the number of days…



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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Throughout the conversations on a possible government shutdown, I’ve heard several people mention the protections afforded under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA.)  The SCRA…


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Operation Purple Camp Registration Open

The application period is now open for the National Military Family Association’s traditional Operation Purple summer camp program.  Operation Purple camps are free camps for…